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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
A profound shock to our societies and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores society’s reliance on women both on the front line and at home, while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. Explore these varied impacts and take a quiz to test your knowledge.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Like everywhere in the world, women in Serbia are playing a disproportionate role in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, including as frontline healthcare workers, carers at home, community leaders and mobilisers. Experience of other disease outbreaks shows that this care burden also increases their risk of infection. As the coronavirus crisis unfolds, UN Women in Serbia is working hard to support different groups of women, ensure their equal voice in decision-making, and analyze COVID-19’s impact on women.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Looking for ways to raise a feminist or to keep your kids entertained in quarantine? Encourage the next generation of activists by making gender equality a creative learning activity. From sharing the care load to women taking charge, explore the world of Generation Equality with these printable colouring sheets for children of all ages.
Monday, April 6, 2020
In times of crisis, violence against women and girls is likely to increase as security, health, and money worries heighten tensions and strains are accentuated by cramped and confined living conditions.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
BREAKING NEWS: We found a country that has achieved gender equality! In Equiterra all people have equal rights and opportunities, regardless of their gender. Women and girls feel safe when walking at night. They get paid equally as men, for work of equal value. Men and women share chores and care duties at home, and they can access high quality care at affordable rates.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Four university students from Colombia and Palestine met with more than 100 Turkish and Syrian women in four different cities across Turkey to enable women to shine through Light the Dark photography workshops. At the workshops, language barriers were overcome through the common language of photography.
Friday, December 20, 2019
More than half of municipalities in Albania have a dedicated mechanism that aims to protect and support survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. It is composed of a team of community professionals who have institutional responsibility to respond and address the various needs of survivors of domestic violence.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
These 25 art pieces celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most visionary agenda for women`s rights. The art pieces were part of the #Artivism for Gender Equality exhibition, displayed during the Beijing+25 Regional Review Meeting from Geneva, on 29-30 October 2019. The art pieces highlight struggles for gender equality and women’s rights in Europe, the United States of America, Canada, the Caucasus and Central Asia countries. This exhibition was conceptualized by Women`s Major Group and UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Escaping from the war in Syria, Delal Şubek moved to Turkey eight years ago together with her husband and five children. We met Delal at the UN Women`s SADA Women’s Empowerment and Solidarity Center in Gaziantep in the southeast of Turkey, where she was taking vocational training. Together with Delal, we took a back-in-time journey to explore her eight years in Gaziantep-Turkey.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Periods. Menstruation. Monthlies. Call it what you want. But there’s a whole lot to talk about.
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Esmeralda, Luisita and Vjola are active young women helping other women to have a life of dignity and freedom. They represent some of the institutions that are part of the Referral Mechanism in the municipality of Kamza, Albania.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Across Europe and Central Asia, women are industry leaders, innovators, activists and social entrepreneurs. Each day, they bring their ideas and their hearts into transforming our world through the empowerment of women and girls. They are changing the ways business is conducted, cities are built, services are delivered. Their way is a smart, sustainable one, and in sharing some of their inspiring stories, we salute their ingenuity and courage.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
From the internet to the bicycle, here are just a handful of innovations we take for granted today that have shaped the lives of women and girls worldwide.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
In addition to suffering from discrimination directed against them as women, certain groups of women also face discrimination in connection with their ethnic identity, disability, age, internally displaced person status and other factors. Such discrimination affects women and men to a different degree and in a different way.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an Orange public bus has visited 8 towns during 16 days and traced the most frequently taken public transportation routes for eight hours per day, giving free rides to passengers while engaging them in a conversation with service providers about the elimination of violence against women.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
On 11 September 2018 Albania adopted the country’s first National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security after two years of intensive work by the government, civil society and international partners. We recently spoke to the government and civil society representatives who have contributed greatly into the development and adoption of the NAP about how this plan will contribute to the life of women and girls in the country.
Thursday, August 30, 2018
In Albania, UN Women is working to make gender equality central to planning and budgeting for national development and EU integration. When it comes to applying gender-responsive budgeting in public finance, the country is recognized as a regional leader.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Menal Suleyman, at the age of thirty, is a mother of three, a widow, and a refugee from Syria. Fleeing the violence in Syria, Suleyman has found a new life, and hope, in Turkey, assisted by the “SADA Women-only Centre”, a UN Women-led project in Gaziantep.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
In Moldova, widespread patriarchal attitudes and gender-based stereotypes perpetuate the idea that women are responsible for child and home care, with fathers expected to be breadwinners. To challenge this widespread notion, the Embassy of Sweden organised in partnership with the UN in Moldova the photo exhibition Dads from Moldova and Sweden.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Svetlana Mantea is a local councillor and history teacher in Cobâlea, Șoldănești, a village of about 2000 inhabitants, located 120 kilometers north of Moldova`s capital, Chisinau. Feeling empowered, having participated in a UN Women-supported National Mentorship Programme for Women Councillors called Inspir-o!, Mantea was promoted to School Director. She soon started working with students, teachers and parents to challenge gender stereotypes in education, opening up new opportunities for both girls and boys.